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  • Career and Job Services

    Our Career and Job Services advisors are dedicated to helping students and alumni advance their professional development as they make career decisions, develop job search strategies, pursue experiential opportunities and secure employment. In addition to advising opportunities, Career and Job Services also provides career assessments, career information, resume and cover letter help, job postings and resources, tips for interviewing and more.

  • The first step in career planning is to explore yourself, including your interests, skills, values and personality. Career Assessments help you explore and identify careers that match your unique characteristics. We encourage you to complete both of the following assessments and schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to review your results. If you are interested in a Career Assessment, please let them know when you schedule your appointment. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to your appointment to facilitate a follow-up discussion with the Career Advisor.

    Holland Careers

    The Holland Career Model is a brief assessment of your personality and interests that you can use to find careers that may fit you. Click the button below to access the Holland Career Model.

    Holland Career Model

    TypeFocus

    The TypeFocus questionnaire is an in-depth, online, career planning tool based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Follow the instructions and steps below to access the TypeFocus Career Assessment.

    1. Click here to register/login.
    2. Create a username and password that you will remember.
    3. Complete the Personality Questionnaire.
    4. Confirm the results and read about your four personality traits.
    5. Look at the Careers that Fit Your Strengths (USA).
    6. Place a checkmark in the box next to the Personality Report and follow instructions for printing.
    7. Bring the pages you printed with you to your career appointment.

    OPTIONAL Students are encouraged to complete additional sections of this program, including Values, Interests and Skills, for additional insights and resources related to career planning.

    If you are interested in further exploration of your interests, abilities, skills and personality as it relates to your career direction, contact Career Services at Edison State Community College. Our career advisors can provide additional interpretation and resources to help you choose a college major or career path that is right for you.

    There are many resources available for gathering career information. Below are links that will be helpful as you research this type of information.


    Ohio Means Jobs
    The Ohio Means Jobs website is a great resource for assessing your skills and mapping your career plan. You can also search for jobs in your area and post your resume for Ohio employers.

    2010-2020 Occupational Trends
    The 2010-2020 Occupational Trends brochure explores expected trends for future employment opportunities. The occupational trends information will allow you to make informed career, education and training decisions.

    Buckeye Top Fifty
    The Buckeye Top Fifty is a list of high-wage occupations in Ohio that are in demand by employers and are projected to stay in demand.

    OCIS | Ohio Career Information System
    The Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. OCIS contains the latest national, Ohio and local labor market data and projections.

    Username:  EdisonColl
    Password:  ohiocis03

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a way to find out about a specific occupation or topic. For each occupation, you will find working conditions, what workers do on the job, expected job prospects, earnings and the training and education needed.

    O*Net Online
    O*NET Online is a national resource developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). It includes job titles for almost 100% of the workforce, with current information on wages, growth, and job openings. It also identifies interests, skills and values associated with specific careers.

    NACE | National Association of Colleges and Employers
    The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available. Click here to access the NACE Salary Calculator Center.

    Glassdoor 
    Glassdoor gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions and salary information for thousands of companies.

    Job Shadowing
    Job Shadowing is a great way to research a career. Connect with someone in your community who does what you would like to do. Don't know anyone who has your ideal job? Contact Career Services for assistance.

    What Can I Do With This Major Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, the What Can I Do With This Major? website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

    Visit Site

    We are happy to be able to provide you with FREE access to 500+ professionally written cover letter and resume templates that you can download as a Word document and utilize to create your OWN professional resume! Click the link below to get started. 

    Resume Target

    Interviewing can be intimidating. Below are some resources that will help you build skills and prepare for a successful interview.


    Tips for Successful Interviewing  (This link will download a Word document to your computer.)
    This document contains excellent resources to help you prepare for a successful interview.

    College Grad Job Hunter
    A website just for the recent college graduate. Topics include Job Search Advice, Resumes, Cover letters, Employer Research, Interview Prep, Salary Negotiation and more.

    Monster's Career Center
    Monster is a well-known site that has many resources for the job-seeker, including sections on Career Advice, Interview Center, Resume Center, Cover Letter Tips and more!

    Student Worker Programs

    Student Worker Programs, previously known as Work-Study Programs, provide students with the opportunity to work on campus while going to school. If hired, your supervisor will work with you to schedule your work hours around your class schedule. These positions allow you to get more involved on campus, while providing you with the means to help with expenses. You are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week and will be paid $8.15 per hour or current minimum wage.

     


    There are two student worker programs at Edison State Community College—federal and non-federal.

    1. The Federal Student Worker Program allows a student's hourly wages to be paid from federal aid funds. We typically have more funding available under the federal program, which allows for more student worker positions. However, not all applicants are eligible under the Federal Student Worker Program.
    2. The Non-Federal Student Worker Program allows a student's salary to be paid from the departmental budget in which the student is employed.

    To be considered for a student worker program, you MUST complete the online Student Worker Application AND meet the following conditions:

    • You must have a current award year FAFSA on file.
    • You must be pursuing a degree at Edison State (transient students are not eligible).
    • You must be registered for a minimum of six (6) credit hours.
    • You cannot be enrolled in the College Credit Plus (CCP) Program.
    • You must submit the Student Worker Application.
     

    NOTE  All applicants will be reviewed for eligibility in the Federal Student Worker Program before being considered for the Non-Federal Program.

     


    IMPORTANT  Positions may be available in different areas throughout the college. Please contact the Human Resources Office at 937.778.7832 for more information on available positions.


    Additional Information
     
    Human Resources | Student Employment Information

    Looking for a job or internship? Below you will find recommended job sites holding hundreds of opportunities! Edison State students and alumni are encouraged to register and upload their resume to the Edison State Job Board. The Edison State Job Board has job listings from area employers who are specifically seeking Edison State students and alumni! There are also Work Study opportunities listed for students who would like to work on campus. 


    Edison State Job Board
    Edison State Community College, in conjunction with College Central Network, is pleased to offer the Edison State Job Board, an online job board system. As a student or alumni of Edison State Community College, you have access to this job board and its related job search resources, which include tip sheets, career articles, and videos written by industry professionals. The following provides information on accessing the job board.

    • Click here.
    • Click the "Student" or "Alumni" icon.
    • Click on the link to register as a new user or, if you are already registered, log in using your Access ID and password. Once registered, you must log on at least once a year, or your account will be deleted and you will need to re-register.
    • Using our online job board, you can search for part-time or full-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities posted exclusively to our school or other community colleges in our region. New postings are added weekly. You can also search College Central Network's job board, which has thousands of entry-level job postings available nationwide, including the Dayton area. New jobs are added daily.

    Student Worker Programs at Edison State
    Learn more about the Student Worker Programs available to Edison State students.

    Ohio Means Jobs
    Ohio Means Jobs provides search results for hundreds of jobs and internships posted from popular job sites like Monster, CareerBuilder and many others. In addition, this site includes a wealth of job search resources, including area job fairs.

    Government Jobs
    USAJOBS is the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government. It is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. Find jobs available to the public and specific groups of people, including individuals with disabilities, veterans, students, and senior executives.

    If you have any questions or need assistance in accessing any of our career resources, please contact us using the information provided on this page.

    Edison State Community College Job Board

    Hire good employees! Post jobs and search resumes for FREE. Contact Career Services for more information or assistance.
    Employer Instructions  Click here to go to the Edison State Community College Job Board powered by the College Central Network.

    Find Qualified Interns

    Interns are students in the final semester of their coursework who can temporarily supplement your staff. They are available from many degree programs. Contact Career Services for assistance.